ABSTRACT

Haiti: Earthquake and Cholera, Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2011   [open pdf - 70KB]

"On June 10, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the recent overall increase in new cholera cases is stabilizing. The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) continues to identify localized spikes in new cholera cases; however, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are responding with additional health services, and PAHO is providing cholera-related commodities to health-focused agencies as needed. The Health Cluster - the lead organization for coordination of health activities - reported 252 functioning cholera treatment facilities (CTFs) and 892 functioning oral rehydration points (ORPs) throughout Haiti's 10 departments as of June 21. The addition of 164 ORPs since mid-May reflects an emphasis on early-detection and facilitates treatment access which reduces the need for more serious interventions such as the use of intravenous lactated Ringer's solution. To date, USAID/OFDA [United States Agency for International Development / Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance] has provided nearly $40 million for cholera response activities in Haiti, including the establishment and operation of more than 30 CTFs and nearly 130 ORPs."

Report Number:
Fact Sheet #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
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Date:
2011-06-27
Copyright:
Public Domain
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United States Agency for International Development: http://www.usaid.gov/
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